Friday, March 18, 2011

Nine By Design 27

Another weekend is upon us.  You made it...time to relax and try do everything that you had planned.  Maybe watch some of NCAA tournament, if that's what you're into.  I completed a bracket.  I have no clue about basketball, let alone, college basketball.  Went 13 out of 16 on the first day.  I'm sure it's just luck  Let's get to the random list of the week.  As is most of the time here, it's about music.  This time it's Band Logos.  Some bands have logos or artwork related to them that is iconic.  Some have a logo where you don't even need the band's name to recognize them.  These are just 9 of many I could have included.  On with the list...

Band Logos

Black Flag - The Black Flag bars are pretty iconic.  If you see those four black bars side by side, you know what they mean most of the time.  Even if you aren't into punk rock.

AC/DC - The band has been together for almost 40 years and they are still going strong.  They have had the same logo the entire time, with some variations, but it's always the four letters with the lightning bolt right down the middle.

Queen - With a name like Queen, you would expect nobility.  Freddie Mercury took the 4 zodiac symbols of the band members and created a royal crest.  It's a take off of the Royal coat of arms of the UK.  You learn something every time you come to this blog. 

Misfits - Horror Punk icons Misfits have one of those logos that you instantly recognize.  All kinds of sci-fi, horror and B-movie imagery associated with the band.  In the late 70's/early 80's few, if any bands, gave you the full package like this band did.

Metallica - What's a better name for a Thrash Metal band than Metallica?  The word "metal" is in the name.  That Lars is pretty clever, although James Hetfield designed the logo.  An instantly recognizable logo, granted it has the name of the band, but it just screams metal.

Van Halen - I'll concede that Van Halen isn't the most original name for the band, since it's the last name of two of it's members, but the logo has always been cool.  The "flying" VH is one of those logos you just know.  Weezer's logo is an ode to the band.

Dead Kennedys - Controversial, Jello Biafra?  You're kidding.  Jello Biafra, lead singer of the Kennedys, "wanted something that you could easily spray paint."  Artist Winston Smith, who did artwork for a lot of their albums, created the final logo.


Ramones - Artist Arturo Vega, longtime friend of the band, created this iconic logo for the band.  It was based on the Presidential Seal of the USA.  The only thing that would change over the years would be the names of the members.

The Grateful Dead - The band has many logos associated with them, but the "Steal Your Face" logo is probably the best known.  It's what you want in a logo, completely original and recognizable.  You don't mistake this with any other band.

We are finished for another week.  Have a great weekend.  The weather is starting to warm up here in New England.  Go out and enjoy it.  Cheers, Happy Weekend!

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